On 2005-05-17, 13:34, Alexandre Orlov wrote:
> On 5/17/05, edward.robbins@...
> <edward.robbins@...> wrote:
> > How does lyx perform on the 5mx? Has anyone tried siag office? This should
> > work on low spec machines (5mx), has a spreadsheet package and a word processor.
> > Anyone know if there is a graphical front end to xv? That would also be handy
> > for inclusion.
> > Ed.
> Console on 5mx works fine. I use PPP connection to Windows desktop, on
> 230.4 kbps it's not that bad. elinks as a web browser, jed as a text
> editor. I think I gave up on X, it's too damn slow on 5mx. I tried
> windowmaker, matchbox and blackbox as window managers - not satisfied
> with results. I still have a hope to assemble a decent PIM application
> set for a console. I wasn't able yet to find good
> calendar/to-do/reminder app for a console. ccal
> (www.jamiehillman.co.uk/ccal/) looks promising, but painfully slow.
I had a look at pal before, which is a command-line calendar. It's available
as a debian package as well.
Just for fun, I tried to install Sarien on the 5MX to play some old Sierra
adventure games, but it would not start with 4bpp color depth. I think that is
caused by SDL, which doesn't check for anything lower than 8bpp. Maybe if it's
built against plain X it might work.
frotz works though, so it is possible to play Zork on the 5MX :-)